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Director’s College: Connecticut Women & War

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Wednesday, March 8 7:00 PM Main Library Women have been involved in military conflicts from the beginning of time; some as warriors, some as spies and others who made the munitions or simply called for peace.  Connecticut women are among the finest and bravest who have stood for their cause – sometimes defying gender norms, […]

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An Evening with Abigail Adams

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016 7:00 PM Main Library The time is 1801. John Adams has just lost the election for a second term in office. He and Abigail have returned home to their farm in Quincy, Massachusetts. Friends and neighbors have come to pay their respects and to hear a little about her early life and her […]

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Farmington Room Blog: Women’s History Month

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As you may know, March is Women’s History Month.  Farmington has been graced by the presence of numerous incredible women throughout its history, and so the Farmington Room contains quite a selection of works related to women’s history.

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The Not-So-Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 7:00 PM Main Library Discover what life was really like for New England’s colonial women as you hear how they dealt with menstruation, sex and birth control, childbirth, sickness, and medicine. “The Not-So-Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife” is not about quilting bees and spinning wheels – it’s an interactive presentation […]

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Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame Presents ‘Celebrating 300 Years of Connecticut’s Remarkable Women’

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016 7:00 PM Main Library Join us for an interactive multi-media program and learn about some of our state’s most remarkable women! Be inspired as you learn about well-known figures like Ella Grasso, Katharine Hepburn and Marian Anderson and lesser known heroines like Maria Sanchez, Barbara McClintock and Hannah Watson. This presentation […]

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Director’s College Event: Reading Their Way Through History: How Books Inspired a Generation of American Women

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Celebrate Women’s History Month! On Wednesday, March 26, the Farmington Libraries will host a lecture entitled, “Reading Their Way Through History: How Books Inspired a Generation of American Women,” with Barbara Sicherman, Professor Emerita, Trinity College. This event will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Farmington Main Library at 6 Monteith Drive. One need […]

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Having Our Say: A Two-Woman Play Celebrating the Lives of the Delany Sisters

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On Sunday, March 16, the Farmington Libraries will host M&M Productions for the staged play, “Having Our Say, The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years.” This event will take place at 2:00 PM at the Main Library at 6 Monteith Drive. M&M Productions will stage the delightful, Having Our Say, The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years, […]

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